My artwork is representational and inspired by natural forms and landscapes. Recent work has focused on the local Peak District, in particular Stanage walking and climbing routes.
I print using Linocut, Drypoint and Collagraph techniques, and paint with Oils and Watercolour.
The cut edges made with Linocut printmaking seems to work well as a means to describe the rocky crags and edges. Collagraph and drypoint allow for experimentation with texture and tone, and a more painting like approach within printmaking.
The printmaking process requires a very conscious consideration of the component lines, form, colours and tones within a subject. This cognitive process has made me look afresh at subjects and the artwork that I make to distil the image into its essential parts, and combine them again, to produce a painting or print that encapsulates the view.